Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Lemon Curd Muffins

This morning I decided it was a perfect day to put one of my latest cookbooks (100 Muffins & Scones) to use and bake something new and yummy! There are many great recipes in this book which I have bookmarked to make at a later date but today I opted to bake these Lemon Curd Muffins, also remembering I had a jar of lemon curd in the cupboard to use. These were very easy and quick to make up, in fact I was thinking they would be perfect for when unexpected guests call to say they are swinging by. I love the tartness of the lemon curd topping with the flavour creeping in once more as you hit the middle of the sponge. A delectable muffin that all you lemon lovers out there would love!




Lemon Curd Muffins

Makes 12 Muffins

Ingredients
200g/7oz self-raising flour
100g/3 ½ oz golden caster sugar
1 large egg
75ml/3fl oz sunflower oil
150ml/5fl oz milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
60ml/12 tsp lemon curd

For the sugar coating:
60ml/4 tbsp lemon curd
50g/2oz golden caster sugar

Heat the oven to 190oC/375oF/gas 5. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.

Sieve the flour into a bowl and stir in the sugar. In a large jug mix together the egg, sunflower oil, milk and vanilla extract using a fork. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir gently together until just combined. Put a teaspoon of mixture in the base of each paper case. Top with 1 tsp lemon curd. Top with the rest of the muffin mixture.

Bake for 10-15 minutes until risen and firm.

For the sugar coating, microwave the lemon curd on high for 1 minute until melted. Put the sugar into a shallow bowl. Brush on top of each muffin and dip the tops of each one in sugar to coat the tops.

39 comments:

Dani said...

they look so moist and yummy

Beth said...

I love lemon curd. Mum makes it by the barrel full so I always have jars sitting around. I have bookmarked these.

Ivy said...

Maria I never knew of lemon curd before but looked it up and sounds easy. I have lemon marmalade I can use up and you've given me a nice idea to use it. Thanks

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

I love lemon curd...I am making these soon.

Rosie said...

One of my favourite flavours lemon and your muffins look SO delsih - a must bake for me!! Thanks for sharing maria :)

Rosie x

Maria said...

Thanks ladies for the lovely comments. I highly recommend you baking these muffins, they will be polished off quicker than you can blink!

Ivy Lemon Marmalade is a great idea and would be just as good as Lemon Curd!

Maria
x

mikky said...

these muffins looks good... :)

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Those muffins look simply delicoius. I have to make those.

Emiline said...

I want those muffins! I love lemon.
They look absolutely perfect.

RecipeGirl said...

Mmmmmm... and I'm such a lemon freak that I'd even top these with yet some more lemon curd!

Dolores said...

These look *yummy*... thanks for sharing!

Gloria (Canela) said...

Beautiful muffins and I love lemon curd! Gloria

Rei said...

I love lemon curd and what a way to incorporate it in muffins~! Lovely!

modkidboutique said...

Hi! You've been added to the "Cook It. Blog It!" blogroll! Thanks for participating (and oh my goodness, these look amazingly delicious!!!)

patty

Deborah said...

Lemon curd is one of the best inventions, in my opinion! These look great!

Ruth E said...

I'd love to bite into one of these for the gooey lemon curd centre! Yum!!!!

Roop said...

They look so yummy!
I'm definitely making these later =]
But possibly adding some lemon zest to the muffin mixture!

Amanda said...

Just made these with the children and they are very yummy and moist - we used lemon extract instead of vanilla though and made a lemon drizzle icing for the topping! We made 2 batches but don't think they'll last the day when the others get in from school and hubby gets in from work!

Jessica said...

These Muffins are GORGEOUS! Just about to bake for the second time. Think they might be just what the Doctor ordered to make my Mum feel abit better! Thanks for such and Awesome recipe!
Jes xXx

Sam said...

I've only just come across your blog and decided to make these lemon curd muffins. They are fantastic!! I will be browsing your blog form now on. Thanks for sharing!

Hannah x said...

Wow this is delicious im making them for cookery tommorrow x Thankz xxx

Jess-Blatch said...

Wow just made them and sat down to have one with coffee. They are devine!!! Thank you for sharing.

Lynda said...

I have just made the Lemon Curd Muffins and they were absolutely gorgeous. Hubby was in full agreement and he is a fussy cake eater!

Sophie b said...

I have just discovered your website and the lemon curd muffins are already baking in the oven , they smaell delish and i can not wait to try one!!!

Anonymous said...

Yum yum yum - I've just made these and added a small dollop of cream cheese underneath - they are divine! Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

This recipe is wonderfull I made these buns today and they taste delicious! I love lemon curd!

thelinoprinter said...

I had a pot of lemon curd in my cupboard that I didn't know what to do with. I stumbled accross your blog and my sister and I have just made the muffins. They were great!

KT said...

I just made these muffins and they are AMAZING!! Love, love, love them! Thanks for the recipe :o)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Lemon Curd Muffin Recipe - just made them this morning to take to Mid-Week Ladies Tennis - I'm on sweets. I made mini muffins - all the girls pretend that they're on a diet and have two little ones rather than the 1 larger.... anyhoo - they are really delightful. I would probably add a little lemon rind to the mix next time as I used a shop-bought lemon curd which is really nice but doesn't have the fresh zingy lemon taste that home-made has. Thanks again - I know I will have to have copies of the recipe on hand as they will be a "hit". Cheers!

Abigail Saffer said...

Hi, I have just made these and added chocolate chips and a spoonful of nutella to the mix! Smell amazing and can't wait to try... From www.manccakeclub.wordpress.com x

Anonymous said...

These were so easy to make with my daughter and tasted so good. Thank you.

Colin Cooper said...

I find it better to put the curd inside after the bake. I use a calpol syring. Stops it sinking to the bottom

Anonymous said...

These look delish!!! About to go and make them :-) wish me luck

Agent Sparrowhawk said...

Hi Maria,
I stumbled across your blog last year and I just love it. All of your recipes are fab.
I just made lemon curd and plan on making these muffins later...will let you know how I get on!
xx Steph

Agent Sparrowhawk said...

So I made them. Just wow! Thanks x

Maria♥ said...

Hi Steph

Thanks for your lovely comment and I am so glad you loved these muffins :)

Maria
x

barry said...

My wife is allergic to sunflower. Could I use vegetable oil instead?

Maria♥ said...

Hi Barry

Yes you can use vegetable oil instead.

Janice said...

I made these today and they are lovely